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May 26, 2017 - Press Release

Ford Honored for Support in Student Education

The award honors an individual or organization that demonstrates commitment to the SAE Foundation’s goal of supporting student education and achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Tags: Ford, Awards, Education

May 25, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Adds Trailer Backup Assist to 2018 Expedition

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The 2018 Ford Expedition will add Pro Trailer Backup Assist to help drivers while they're backing up a trailer, Ford announced.

Tags: Towing, Ford, Large SUVs, Ford Expedition, 2018-MY

May 25, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Appoints Nair to Head North America

Photo of Raj Nair courtesy of Ford.

Ford's new CEO, Jim Hackett, has appointed Raj Nair to lead Ford North America and two other leaders for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, the company has announced.

Tags: Ford, Senior Management, Automotive Executives

May 24, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Pickups, SUVs for Seat Back Weld

Photo of Ford Super Duty courtesy of Ford.

The recall involves 2,195 2017-model year Ford F-150 pickups, Explorer SUVs and Super Duty pickups in the U.S.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford Explorer, Recalls, Ford, Mid-Size SUVs, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty, Safety

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Replaces CEO Fields With Mobility Head Hackett

Photo of Jim Hackett courtesy of Ford.

Ford has replaced CEO Mark Fields with Jim Hackett, who has led its mobility business unit for the past year. Ford views Hackett as a "transformational business leader" as it seeks to boost profit amid investor pressure.

Tags: Ford, C-Suite, Promotions, Mobility, Automotive Executives

May 19, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Invests $350M in Mich. Transmission Plant

Photo of the Livonia Transmission Plant courtesy of Ford.

Ford will invest $350 million to upgrade the Livonia Transmission Plant, which will create or retain 800 jobs in Michigan, Ford has announced.

Tags: Michigan, Ford, Transmissions, Assembly Plants

May 19, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Enables Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford has rolled out Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to its 2016 models with a SYNC 3 software update that customers can download themselves or acquire from a dealer.

Tags: Ford, Infotainment Systems, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Ford SYNC

May 15, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Updates F-150 Styling for 2018

Graphic courtesy of Ford.

Ford is updating the styling on its F-150 for the 2018 model year to give its half-ton pickup a more "confident and capable" look, Ford has announced. Ford previously announced details about the new engine lineup for the 2018 F-150.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, 2018-MY, Large Pickups

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Sales Decline 12% in April

(clockwise from upper l.) 2017 F-150, Silverado 1500, Titan, and Ram 1500. Photos courtesy of Ford, GM, FCA, and Nissan.

Vehicle manufacturers sold 12.2% fewer cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs to rental, commercial, and government fleet buyers in April compared to a year ago in what has become a softening market for new vehicle sales.

Tags: Fleet Sales, FCA, Ford, General Motors, Car Rental

May 3, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Starts Construction of New Campus

Rendering of Wagner West building courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co. broke ground on a wide-ranging plan to transform its headquarters in Dearborn, Mich. at a project it's calling Wagner Place in the western sector of the city, the company announced.

Tags: Headquarters, Ford

May 1, 2017 - Industry News

Facebook's Zuckerberg Checks Out Dearborn Truck Plant

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg works on the F-150 assembly line during a visit to Ford's Dearborn Truck Plant. Photo by: Sam VarnHagen

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg visited Ford Motor Company, even playing a small part in the assembly of some new Ford F-150 trucks.

Tags: Ford, Ford F-150, Facebook, Assembly Plants, C-Suite, Social Media

April 26, 2017 - Industry News

Landi Renzo Adds Warranty for 2018-MY CNG Systems

Photo of 2018-MY Ford F-150 courtesy of Landi Renzo.

Landi Renzo USA is introducing a new warranty program on all of its CNG-fueled systems beginning with MY-2018 Ford vehicles with three-years/50,000 miles

Tags: Warranty, Ford, CNG, 2018-MY, Landi Renzo

April 25, 2017 - Industry News

Ford, Nissan Top Vincentric's Fleet Value List

Logo: Vincentric

Ford and Nissan vehicles appeared most prominently among the vehicles chosen as having the best fleet value by Vincentric for the 2017 model year, the firm that analyzes total cost of ownership announced.

Tags: Vincentric, Nissan, Ford, Awards, TCO, Operating Costs

April 11, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Updates Explorer for 2018

Photo of 2018 Explorer Sport courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2018 Explorer will arrive with several updates, including upgraded style, technology improvements and additional options such as a 4G modem with standard Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 devices, and the SYNC 3 infotainment system.

Tags: Ford Explorer, New York Auto Show, Ford, Mid-Size SUVs, 2018-MY, Mid-Cycle Refresh

April 11, 2017 - Industry News

Subaru Named Top Automotive Brand by KBB

Photo of 2017 Outback courtesy of Subaru.

Subaru has been named the top automotive brand by Kelley Blue Book as having the best perception among buyers, while Ford and Lexus also earned honors among the 2017 Brand Image awards.

Tags: Kelley Blue Book, Subaru, Branding, Lexus, Ford

April 7, 2017 - Global News

Ford Launching Ranger Pickup in China

Photo of the Ranger pickup courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co. will sell the Ranger mid-size pickup truck in China in 2018 as part of the automaker’s pursuit to grow the country’s emerging pickup market, the company announced.

Tags: China, Ford Ranger, Ford, 2018-MY, Mid-Size Pickups

April 6, 2017 - Global News

Ford Expanding Vehicle Electrification in China

Photo of the Mondeo Energi courtesy of Ford.

Ford will launch two new electrified vehicles in China as part of the automaker's plan to roll out a broad range of electric vehicles in the country by 2025.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Ford, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, China

April 4, 2017 - Executive Fleet News

Tesla Delivers 25K Vehicles in Q1

Photo of Model S courtesy of Tesla.

Tesla Inc. increased its vehicle deliveries 69% to just over 25,000 vehicles in the first quarter, a move that sent investors to drive Tesla shares sharply higher this week.

Tags: Ford, General Motors, Tesla, Equity Markets

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Named Autonomous Driving Leader

Chart via Nagivant.

Ford has become the leading company in the development of automated driving systems, followed by General Motors, the Renault-Nissan Alliance, and Daimler, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

Tags: Ford, Navigant, Autonomous Vehicles, General Motors, Tesla

April 4, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-250 for Unintended Movement

Photo of Ford F-250 courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall covers more than 48,000 2017-model year pickup trucks in the U.S.

Tags: Recalls, Ford F-250, Ford, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Safety, Ford Super Duty

April 3, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Sales Decline 13% in March

(clockwise from upper l.) 2017 F-150, Silverado 1500, Titan, and Ram 1500

Sales of vehicles to commercial, daily rental, and government fleets declined 13.1% to 279,063 in March and remain negative for the first quarter in the three segments, according to Automotive Fleet data and the Detroit Three.

Tags: Fleet Sales, Passenger Cars, Police Vehicles, Pickup Trucks, Full-Size Vans, Ford, General Motors, FCA, Car Rental

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Edge SUVs for Windshield Headers

Photo of Ford Edge courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall covers 111 2017-model year mid-size SUVs in North America; 84 are in the U.S.

Tags: Recalls, Ford, Ford Edge, Mid-Size SUVs, 2017-MY, Safety

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Fusion, Fiesta, Lincoln MKZ for Door Latches

Image of Ford Fusion courtesy of Ford.

The automaker expands an earlier recall to include more than 210,000 additional vehicles.

Tags: Lincoln, Ford Fiesta, Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford, 2014-MY, Safety

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Four Models for Fire Risk

Photo of Ford Transit Connect courtesy of Ford.

The safety recall covers 2014 Ford Escape, 2014-15 Fiesta ST, 2013-14 Fusion and 2013-15 Transit Connect vehicles -- all equipped with 1.6-liter GTDI engines.

Tags: Ford, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Ford Escape, Ford Fiesta, Ford Fusion, Ford Transit Connect, Safety

March 28, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Boosts Ranger Production in Mich.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford will invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities to support production of the Bronco and Ranger, build an advanced data center, and add jobs for autonomous and electrified vehicles, the company announced.

Tags: Ford Ranger, Ford, Engines, Assembly Plants, Ford Bronco

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